Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman

 'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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The Dovekeepers



The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman


From Good Reads


In 70 CE, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean desert, Masada. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic historical event, Hoffman weaves a spellbinding tale of four extraordinary, bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the horrifically brutal murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her twin grandsons, rendered mute by their own witness. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman, who finds passion with another soldier. Shirah is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege, as the Romans draw near. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets—about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.  


I am so eagerly awaiting this book. Doesn't it sound awesome?  
According to Simon & Schuster the scheduled release of this is October 2011. 
Available for Pre Order  at http://books.simonandschuster.com/Dovekeepers/Alice-Hoffman/9781451617474

21 comments:

Jennifer G. said...

This sounds really interesting Cristina! Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.booksandbarks.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-caitlin-kittredge.html

June G said...

I agree! This sounds really good and I love the cover. And yeah, Cristina, check out Halo for yourself. Let me know what you think of it when you do.

Lea said...

Wow, this does sound like a really interesting book! I've never read anything about this history period (well, except the Bible haha) it definitely sounds like it will be interesting!

Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Laine said...

hi Cristina thanks for dropping by on my blog. you know ive seen this on goodreads and i think this is fab. spec the cover. :)

LALAINE'S FICBOOKREVIEWS

Cristina said...

Thanks all. I really enjoyed stopping by your blogs. It may take me a bit to get to Halo but I am going to read it. I will let you know June. :)

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

That sounds fascinating!

Paranormal Wastelands' WoW:
http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Andrea said...

I love books with history! Sounds good :)

Kay said...

Oh, this is the one with that really interesting cover. Kinda creepy, methinks. Good choice!

Cristina said...

Thanks for stopping by! I loved going to your blogs and reading your picks!

readliveplay said...

This sounds great, I really want to read it now. Who are exactly the DoveKeepers? This is definitely going in my tbr pile. Check out my WOW here: http://readliveplay.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-july-20.html

Penelope Lolohea said...

This book sounds amazing! Not only do I love historical fiction, but I also love the setting of this book. I'm adding it to my TBR. :)

Oh, and that cover!! It's fantastic!

KateZ said...

Thanks for you comment on my blog, The Dovekeepers looks very good. I'll add it on Goodreads into "to-read" :)

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

I actually shared this trailer on my other book blog yesterday(I have one in Norwegian as well), so I'm waiting with you. Excellent choice :)

Cristina said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Jessilyn (YA Book Haven) said...

I love history! Anything about the Romans grabs my attention. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Dawn said...

Wow! That does look good! Think I'll have to let my friend have the first shot at this, though, as it's right up her alley! Thanks also for visiting my blog and following. I'm following back. :) Dawn @ Read Love

Idris said...

It looks really interesting! and I just love the cover! Thank you for sharing and stopping by!
New follower here : )

Cristina said...

Thank you for stopping by. To my new followers - Welcome and thanks for the follow! I am so happy to have you. Hope you enjoy it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I want to read this one as well (enjoy Hoffman) New follower here.

Cristina said...

Thank you so much Diane! Tomorrow I have an interview with Kat Nove and Jeni Decker - authors of Waiting for Karl Rove. It is going to be fun!

Joanna said...

Cristina, what an interesting sounding story! Thanks for the new follow! Love to hear more from Alaska! I want to come up and fish up there so badly! Joanna norcalbookblog

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